Summer Tour 2014


Enjoying the view from the Lick Observatory

Enjoying the view from the Lick Observatory

On May 20, 2014, I embarked on another cross-country summer tour that includes attending the MSTA national rally in Rapid City, South Dakota. Along the way I first attended an MSTA regional rally in Sparta, North Carolina over Memorial Weekend and then visited my step-brother and his wife in Alexandria, Virginia for a few days. After the rally in South Dakota, I headed through Nebraska to Colorado, Utah, Nevada and Oregon, visiting friends and relatives along the way. Then I traveled to southern California and Arizona.

After being on the road for nearly two months, I decided that I was ready to return home. On July 21st I arrived back in Jupiter, Florida completing my 63-day tour. During the coming days, I will finish my travelogue reports for each day’s journey in chronological order.

As during my previous journeys, I posted travelogue updates to this website along with sending out notices. From past experience, these updates and notices may be several days after a day’s travel or other events have taken place. This year I again used the Spot Messenger device and the Spotwalla web service to track my path and show my current location during my journey.

Now that my Summer Tour 2014 has ended, this next map provides a general overview of my entire journey and shows my completed tour.

Final Overview Map as of July 21, 2014

Final Overview Map as of July 21, 2014

Although the Spotwalla interactive map, previously displayed here, no longer shows my current location, you can click on the following link to display the full-sized tracking map on for various display options to more closely examine areas of interest:

All travelogue entries are accessible in chronological sequence by clicking on the underlined link in the following scrollable list. Links at the top of each travelogue page will move you to the prior or subsequent travelogue report. At each stop along my tour, I’ll add the corresponding entry with its date to this list, but several days may pass until I prepare the travelogue report and the link becomes available. (Be sure to scroll down in the box to see the later entries.)

Thanks for your interest in my motorcycle journey.

  1. Jupiter, FL to Thomson, GA (May 20, 2014)
  2. Thomson, GA to Ellijay, GA (May 21, 2014)
  3. Ellijay, GA to Sparta, NC (May 22, 2014)
  4. Sparta Rally – Tri-State Loop (May 23, 2014)
  5. Sparta Rally – Burkes Garden (May 24, 2014)
  6. Sparta Rally – Indian Valley (May 25, 2014)
  7. Sparta, NC to Pocomoke City, MD (May 26, 2014)
  8. Pocomoke City, MD to Alexandria, VA (May 27, 2014)
  9. Alexandria, VA to Waynesburg, PA (May 31, 2014)
  10. Waynesburg, PA to Dayton, OH (June 1, 2014)
  11. Tour of Wright Patterson Air Force Museum (June 2, 2014)
  12. Dayton, OH to Lincoln, IL (June 3, 2014)
  13. Lincoln, IL to Omaha, NE (June 4, 2014)
  14. Omaha, NE to Rapid City, SD (June 5, 2014)
  15. Rapid City Tour – Needles Hwy (June 9, 2014)
  16. Lunch Ride to Hulett, WY (June 10, 2014)
  17. Rapid City Tour – Vanocker Canyon (June 11, 2014)
  18. Rapid City, SD to Boulder, CO (June 12, 2014)
  19. Service Trip to Denver (June 14, 2014)
  20. Day Ride to Garden of the Gods (June 15, 2014)
  21. Day Ride to Allenspark, CO (June 17, 2014)
  22. Boulder, CO to Grand Junction, CO (June 19, 2014)
  23. Grand Junction, CO to Kamas, UT (June 20, 2014)
  24. Kamas, UT to Winnemucca, NV (June 23, 2014)
  25. Winnemucca, NV to near Arlington, OR (June 24, 2014)
  26. Arlington, OR Tour #1 (June 25, 2014)
  27. Arlington, OR Tour #2 (June 27, 2014)
  28. Arlington, OR Tour #3 (Mt. Hood) (June 28, 2014)
  29. Arlington, OR to Klamath Falls, OR (June 29, 2014)
  30. Klamath Falls, OR to Reno, NV (June 30, 2014)
  31. Reno, NV Tour around Lake Tahoe (July 1, 2014)
  32. Reno, NV to El Cerrito, CA (July 2, 2014)
  33. El Cerrito, CA Tour #1 (July 3, 2014)
  34. El Cerrito, CA Tour #2 (July 5, 2014)
  35. Berkeley, CA to Monterey, CA (July 6, 2014)
  36. Monterey, CA Tour & Aquarium (July 7, 2014)
  37. Monterey, CA to Thousand Oaks, CA (July 8, 2014)
  38. Thousand Oaks, CA to Lake Forest, CA (July 9, 2014)
  39. Lake Forest, CA to El Cajon, CA (July 11, 2014)
  40. El Cajon, CA to Tucson, AZ (July 12, 2014)
  41. Tucson, AZ Tour to Kitt Peak National Observatory (July 13, 2014)
  42. Tucson, AZ Tour to Biosphere-2 (July 14, 2014)
  43. Tucson, AZ Tour to Pima Air & Space Museum (July 15, 2014)
  44. Tucson, AZ Tour to Gates Pass (July 16, 2014)
  45. Tucson, AZ to Albuquerque, NM (July 17, 2014)
  46. Albuquerque, NM to Oklahoma City, OK (July 18, 2014)
  47. Oklahoma City, OK to El Dorado, AR (July 19, 2014)
  48. El Dorado, AR to Dothan, AL (July 20, 2014)
  49. Dothan, AL to Jupiter, FL (July 21, 2014)
  50. Recap from Home in Jupiter, FL (July 22, 2014)